Vanier Scholars

Slessarev and Yin

Dr. Marat Slessarev, PhD Candidate, and Charles Yin, MD/PhD Candidate are the 2017 Vanier Scholarship recipients at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. They will each receive $50,000 annually for up to three years to support their research. Dr. Slessarev is researching the impact of critical illness and the therapies delivered during treatment to identify how this impacts long-term outcomes in intensive care unit survivors, and Yin is focusing on atherosclerosis and researching how macrophages differentiate between bacteria and host debris, as they help to clear cellular debris and internalize and kill bacteria.